Kiel, Germany

Kiel is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein. Located on the Baltic Sea (Bay of Kiel) at the head of the Kieler Förde (Kiel fjord), the city has been one of the country's main naval bases since the 1860s. Kiel is a center for German shipbuilders and the eastern terminus of the Kiel Canal. A renowned university, the Christian-Albrechts-Universität is located in Kiel.

Kiel is very famous for its sailing events, including the Kieler Woche, (Kiel Week), one of the biggest sailing events in the world. The city itself has been developed around the Kiel Firth, it has a lively student scene and urban charm. The people of Kiel enjoy the advantages of a green city with parks, ferries and their own beaches.

Things to See & Do

* City sightseeing tours
* Paddle wheeler trips
* Fjord trip to Laboe
* High wire garden

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR
Language - German
Land Area – 118.6 km’s²
Population – 235,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT + one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 49

Port Location – The 'city-centre harbour' is the starting place for numerous cruise liners.

Transport Links - Kiel is easy to reach, via the motorway, by train, by plane, via scheduled services from Kiel-Holtenau Airport and by regular ferries.